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Offensive tackle Branden Albert has done a pretty good job for the Kansas City Chiefs since they drafted him in the first round of the 2008 draft. He has given up just 10 sacks over the past three years, and he has consistently rated well over at Pro Football Focus (subscription required).
Good left tackles aren't easy to find.
So why will this be a bad offseason contract?
To put it simply, Albert is just not an elite offensive tackle, as Bleacher Report's Ty Schalter recently pointed out:
When watching Albert play in 2013, my observations matched up with Miller's evaluations and PFF's grades. He was capable—but not dominant—in pass protection, often giving up ground to powerful edge-rushers but rarely being beaten outright.
Sometimes, playing in front of scramble-ready quarterback Alex Smith bailed Albert out, but sometimes Smith got himself into hot water by not trusting the pocket.
In run-blocking, Albert was not effective as a drive blocker. As Miller noted, Albert's more often used to seal the backside on run plays to the right, or on zone runs to the left, where he's adequate.
Schalter goes on to note he will still score a big contract. His match? Why the Miami Dolphins, of course.
Contract Prediction: Five years, $40 million
Team: Miami Dolphins